Video Game Deals Catch-All

Picked up Fez, Mark of the Ninja (already have it on PC and love it), and Trine 2. Anyone want to enable me on anything else on today's XBLA sale? Rayman: Origins any good?

Archangel wrote:

Holy moley -- GOG blahblahblah expansions for blahblahblah Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri blah for free!

This is how I read this in my mind.
Never played Wing Thingamajig. SMAC+AC? Oh yeah!

Just giving another thumbs up for FEZ.

I jumped the gun and bought it last week, right after watching Indie Game: The Movie.

duckilama wrote:
Archangel wrote:

Holy moley -- GOG blahblahblah expansions for blahblahblah Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri blah for free!

This is how I read this in my mind.
Never played Wing Thingamajig. SMAC+AC? Oh yeah!

Wing Thingamajig is one of the best gaming experiences of all time.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
duckilama wrote:
Archangel wrote:

Holy moley -- GOG blahblahblah expansions for blahblahblah Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri blah for free!

This is how I read this in my mind.
Never played Wing Thingamajig. SMAC+AC? Oh yeah!

Wing Thingamajig is one of the best gaming experiences of all time.

Now I have a funny image of a Magic Carpet-type game, except with a winged phallus. Someone probably already made a flash game of that when I wasn't looking.

Maybe I should ease up on the caffeine.
Or increase the vodka.

Wing. Thingamajig.

Wingamajig.

Say it aloud.

Bought Mark of the Ninja for XXXBLA

duckilama wrote:

Never played Wing Thingamajig.

WHAT did you call it?!?!?!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Wing Thingamajig is one of the best gaming experiences of all time.

Yes, this, get it, duckilama, and erase this mark of shame you have given yourself. Heathen.

Dragon's Dogma is $29.99 on Amazon right now, both platforms. Very tempted, but pile is so large and Steam sale is on...

Veloxi wrote:
duckilama wrote:

Never played Wing Thingamajig.

WHAT did you call it?!?!?!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Wing Thingamajig is one of the best gaming experiences of all time.

Yes, this, get it, duckilama, and erase this mark of shame you have given yourself. Heathen.

Is it like Elite?

duckilama wrote:

Is it like Elite?

Nah, Wing Thingamajig (awesome name, btw) is more like Tie Fighter/X-Wing/Freespace in that it's the standard space sim formula of set missions one after another. Wing Commander is different in that if you fail a mission the campaign continues. So if you fail to protect that transport and it's destroyed, the game still moves on with that transport being destroyed. Fail enough missions and you'll fail the whole campaign.

I loooooooved Wing Thingamajig! I was a bit young when it first came out so picked up about a year or two ago and went through the whole series. Totally pick it up if you get the opportunity and are a fan of space sims!

CptDomano wrote:
duckilama wrote:

Is it like Elite?

Nah, Wing Thingamajig (awesome name, btw) is more like Tie Fighter/X-Wing/Freespace in that it's the standard space sim formula of set missions one after another. Wing Commander is different in that if you fail a mission the campaign continues. So if you fail to protect that transport and it's destroyed, the game still moves on with that transport being destroyed. Fail enough missions and you'll fail the whole campaign.

Unless you mean Wing Thingamajig Privatesomethingorother.
In which case it is Eliteish in that you start in a ship on a base and can shape your career from there. You might stumble across the story missions or you can ignore them for weeks and weeks as you collect enough bibs and bobs to outfit your ship with all the top level goodies.

Hitman Absolution is £10.50 at GMG using 30% discount code GMG30-DPLIM-DN831 + either £3.00 cashback or £5.00 GMG credit.

SORRY ... just been told that the extra 30% off no longer works.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Picked up Fez, Mark of the Ninja (already have it on PC and love it), and Trine 2. Anyone want to enable me on anything else on today's XBLA sale? Rayman: Origins any good?

Rayman Origins is brilliant. One of the best games of last year.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Picked up Fez, Mark of the Ninja (already have it on PC and love it), and Trine 2. Anyone want to enable me on anything else on today's XBLA sale? Rayman: Origins any good?

Rayman Origins is brilliant. One of the best games of last year.

+1. A friend of mine gifted it to me during the Summer Steam sale, I played it once and then went right out to buy extra PC controllers so my kids could join in. Absolutely fantastic game, beautiful, and just pure fun.

+2

Origins feels like the best straight-up platformer I've played in the last ten years.

Yeah, Origins is great.

Thanks for the recommendations on Rayman:Origins, which was only on sale yesterday.

I'll get it next time, though.

Gamersgate are running a Bethesda Pack for 91% discount. here

You don't get the full discount on each item individually, but that's a stupendous amount of gaming for the money.

In fact, can it be quite believable? Am I misreading that? £18.77 for a pack that contains Dishonored, Skyrim, Brink, Fallout 3, Fallout:NV, RAGE, amongst others? Ooft.

I can see the main gamersgate screen but it looks like there's a ton of traffic. If that's really the discount, everybody who doesn't have Dishonored and Skyrim should jump on it.

UbiSoft is having a sale through their Uplay service, including some of their Uplay rewards at discounted prices or free, so if you play UbiSoft games it might be worth taking a quick look for that.

They're also offering 25% off Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III, when purchase through Uplay.

Y'know, I've always kind of liked Uplay, I mean, back when it was just DRM that provided free rewards. Flipping through it now? It's kind of gross. It's like one of EA's earlier attempts to clone Steam, and they threw in Miis because that's popular too, right? I've been looking for a good deal on Far Cry 3 but to be honest I'd rather pay the extra $15 to get it on Steam.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Y'know, I've always kind of liked Uplay, I mean, back when it was just DRM that provided free rewards. Flipping through it now? It's kind of gross. It's like one of EA's earlier attempts to clone Steam, and they threw in Miis because that's popular too, right? I've been looking for a good deal on Far Cry 3 but to be honest I'd rather pay the extra $15 to get it on Steam.

If it makes you feel any better... even if you buy Far Cry 3 (or AC3, I believe) through Steam, you still have to click through the UPlay client to actually play the game, even if you launch it from Steam (Steam basically invokes UPlay, from which point you click a "Play" button).

Yeah, I know that it requires Uplay. And again, I don't mind Uplay as a DRM/rewards system... as long as it works within Steam's infrastructure. I don't want to have to mess around with Yet Another Download Service every time I want to download Far Cry 3.

So Im seeing Mass Effect 3 is 50 percent off over at EA Origins. Since EA doesn't really discount their games much, I'm tempted on getting it. Then again, I haven't finished ME 2 yet. Anyone want to enable me?

jdzappa wrote:

So Im seeing Mass Effect 3 is 50 percent off over at EA Origins. Since EA doesn't really discount their games much, I'm tempted on getting it. Then again, I haven't finished ME 2 yet. Anyone want to enable me?

Oh, go for it. Finish ME2 and then jump right into ME3 with your imported save, I guarantee it'll be one heck of a ride. Don't listen to all the naysayers, and just enjoy it for what it is: the brilliant culmination of a beloved series.

Thank me later. :p

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Picked up Fez, Mark of the Ninja (already have it on PC and love it), and Trine 2. Anyone want to enable me on anything else on today's XBLA sale? Rayman: Origins any good?

Ohhh, I got Trine 2 as well. Hit me up if you want to try co-op on that.

nel e nel wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Picked up Fez, Mark of the Ninja (already have it on PC and love it), and Trine 2. Anyone want to enable me on anything else on today's XBLA sale? Rayman: Origins any good?

Ohhh, I got Trine 2 as well. Hit me up if you want to try co-op on that.

I've had it for a while but haven't touched it, so...me too.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Yeah, I know that it requires Uplay. And again, I don't mind Uplay as a DRM/rewards system... as long as it works within Steam's infrastructure. I don't want to have to mess around with Yet Another Download Service every time I want to download Far Cry 3.

I think it's worth pointing out that you MUST OWN THE GAME in order to redeem any of the associated Uplay rewards. :/

GMG has Sleeping Dogs for $16.99, but discount code GMG30-DPLIM-DN831 works on it bringing it down to 11.90.
Furthermore, they are offering $4 cash back or $6 GMG credit, making the deal even better.

Man, they're really aiming at my wishlist for the early stages of the sale period on these sites. I'm gonna run out of things to buy soon!